Infiniti’s luxury QX80 arrives

2015-05-01 06:00
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INFINITI’S QX80 has arrived in South Africa­ and is set to provide buyers with a new alternative in the large, luxury SUV segment.

“This full-size luxury SUV has a distinctive exterior design, luxuriously crafted interior trim, and high levels of standard safety and technology,” said the automaker and is priced ­at R1.2 million.

It’s powered by a 5.6 litre V8 petrol capable of 298kW/560Nm mated to a seven-speed auto with Adaptive Shift Control (ASC) and manual shift mode. Downshift Rev Matching (DRM) is standard. Fuel consumption is rated at a claimed 14.8 litres/100km.

Suspension is provided by a double-wishbone design front and rear, with dual-flow tube shock-absorbers and an auto rear leveling system for towing or carrying cargo. It works by automatically adjusting the air pressure in the system’s air bladders. The QX80 has a towing capacity of 3 500kgs.

It’s equipped with anti-lock braking system (ABS), electronic brake force distribution (EBD) with brake assist, vehicle dynamic control and two- or all-wheel active brake limited-slip (ABLS).

Engine and transmission:

5.6 litre 32-valve DOHC aluminum-alloy V8 with VVEL and Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG) 298kW/560Nm, seven-speed auto with Adaptive Shift Control (ASC) and manual shift mode with Downshift Rev Matching (DRM)

Suspension, steering, braking and wheels:

Independent double wishbone front and rear suspension with Dual Flow Path twin tube shock absorbers, stabiliser bars and automatic rear self-leveling system (air)

Hydraulic body motion control system

Engine speed-sensitive power steering

Four-wheel vented disc brakes with ABS, EBD and Brake Assist

22 x 8-inch 14-spoke forged aluminum-alloy wheels with 275/50R22 all-season performance tires.

Safety and security:

Infiniti Advanced Air Bag System (AABS).

Driver and front-passenger front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags.

Roof-mounted side-impact supplemental curtain air bags with rollover sensor for outboard occupant head protection for all three rows.

Zone body construction with front and rear crumple zones.

Vehicle dynamic control with traction control.

Tyre pressure monitoring with individual tyre pressure display and tyre inflation indicator.

Blind-spot warning.

Lane departure warning with lane departure prevention

Intelligent brake assist with forward collision Warning

Predictive forward collision warning.

- Wheels24

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